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Creaking brakes...?

cube1961cube1961 Posts: 76
edited September 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Just had my new bike over one month with about 40 miles of riding done .
They are hydraulic disk brakes but have now started to creek and grown ?
I've sprayed them with brake clearer but the noise is still persisting ......ant remedies please guys ?


  • sounds like its probably muck or grease on the pads
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    Sounds like someone has been using WD40 or similar on his pads and while they are out clean the disc with alcohol (IPA), most brake cleaners are no good on a bike as the brakes don't get hot enough to burn off the residue.

    It is possible to get some level of recovery from contaminated pads, but a simple cleaner won't do that.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    fit some new brake pads but to see if the old ones are contaminated put them over the flame of a gas cooker for a 1min or so and see if they start smoking as any oil or grease will burn off.

    while your at it fit some better quality pads as the stock pads aren't the best and will improve braking.
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